Carrie Coon Named Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble Member

Chicago News   Carrie Coon Named Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble Member
The Tony and Emmy nominee has frequently performed with the Chicago company, including with husband Tracy Letts.
Carrie Coon Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Stage and screen star Carrie Coon has joined the artists’ ensemble of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, having previously taken the stage at the Chicago venue in numerous titles.

The Tony and Emmy nominee joins a roster that includes The Waverly Gallery’s Joan Allen, K. Todd Freeman, Rajiv Joseph, Tina Landau, John Malkovich, Choir Boy playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, Broadway-bound Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Bruce Norris, Martha Plimpton, Anna D. Shapiro, Lois Smith, and Coon’s husband, Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts (heading to Broadway this year in All My Sons).

“[Coon] is committed to Chicago, the theatre and to Steppenwolf and has been our staunch advocate throughout the years,” said Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro in a statement. “I am truly excited to have Carrie and her stellar acting officially in the family.”

Coon has appeared in Steppenwolf’s productions of Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe, The March, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—a performance that earned her a Tony nomination upon the production’s Broadway transfer. Last year, she earned a Drama Desk nomination for Mary Jane. She has been seen on screen in Fargo (earning an Emmy nod), The Leftovers, The Post, and the recent film Widows.

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